ERIC Number: EJ1072970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
The Politics of Gender Segregation and Women's Access to Higher Education in the Islamic Republic of Iran: The Interplay of Repression and Resistance
Rezai-Rashti, Goli M.
Gender and Education, v27 n5 p469-486 2015
One of the significant achievements of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been the increasing access of women to all levels of education. This paper focuses on women's access to higher education and its unexpected and paradoxical outcomes. Today women in Iran represent over 60% of university students at the undergraduate level. Against the dominant social imaginary of Muslim women, this paper explores how the contradictions and complexities of politics within the Islamic Republic impact women's lives and how women themselves have been able to bring gender justice to the core of Iranian politics.
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Gender Bias, Females, Womens Education, Higher Education, Islamic Culture, College Students, Politics of Education, Social Justice, Social History, World History, Social Change, Social Bias, Sex Fairness, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran